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Project Officer -Health (Core Group Polio Projects and HSD)


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Catholic Relief Services


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Health Care

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Job Description:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio currently focusing on community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, health, peacebuilding, WASH, emergency relief, and savings and lending. CRS is active in nearly all regions of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Somali, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Dire Dawa Regions.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position;

Position Title: Project Officer -Health (Core Group Polio Projects and HSD)
Department: Health
Duty Station: Addis Ababa with frequent visits to project areas
Employment type: Indefinite term contingent upon funding of the HSD & Core Group Polio Projects
Reports To: Program Manager, Health

Job Summary:
The Health Project Officer will largely (70%) work in the USAID-funded Core Group Polio Project (CGPP). CGPP is starting its follow-on five years of implementation and aims to contribute polio eradication activities in Ethiopia. CRS is a sub-recipient to World Vision and will work directly with Church partners (HCS and SDCOBD) in their implementation of polio eradication activities in Siti and Metekel Zones, respectively. The remaining percentage of time (30%) will be dedicated to the Health System Development (HSD) project which is in its 3rd year of implementation. This project is in partnership with Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (ECS) and seeks to strengthen the Catholic church health facilities healthcare delivery system. The Health Project Officer will be the main focal person for these two projects and will work closely in partnership and provision of technical support to CCRDA/ CORE Group, HCS, SDCOBD, and ECS.

Required qualifications:
  • BSs in Public Health or relevant field with minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR Masters in Public Health or relevant field with minimum of 3 years experience in public health program design, management, and coordination
  • Knowledge and previous experience with immunization, community mobilization, health system strengthening, and health advocacy programs and policies as well as integrated multi-sectoral programming.
  • Experience working in consortia with other NGOs (local and international) and liaising with relevant GoE ministries.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective collaboration and interpersonal relationships with stakeholders and partners.
  • Good organizational skills to plan, design, implement, monitor, evaluate and report on health unit and integrated projects.
Agency-wide Competencies for all CRS positions:
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
You will find the detailed Job description on www.ethiojobs.net.

How To Apply:

You should send your application letter and up-to-date CV via email address: ET_Job_Applications@global.crs.org  before the application deadline, January 14, 2018. Please write the position title you are applying for in your subject line of your email, and in your application letter.
These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only. Phone solicitations cannot be accepted. Only if you are selected for written exam/interview, you will be contacted.
Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply

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Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia (CRS/Ethiopia)
Addis Ababa

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